MOBILCI - Agribusiness & Value Chain studies for GSMA in Ivory Coast

October 2018
May 2019
Project cost
7 000 €
Role in the project
Value Chain and Agribusiness expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agroprocessing Market ICT


Cocoa Cashew Cotton Hevea


Main goals

Analyze companies of major value-chains in Côte d'Ivoire to identify their needs and the potential of implementing mobile traceability / mobile payment systems

Specific objectives

  • Briefly describe the functioning of 20 major sectors of the country
  • Identify and interview 4-5 major firms in these sectors
  • Analyze their interest and the relevance of a system of traceability / mobile payment

Related people

Agricultural Markets Analyst

Constance Konan

A graduate in international business, Constance held several positions in agribusiness (UNIVELER, SITA-SA, etc.) before joining Nitidæ where she brings her knowledge of Ivorian value chains and her experience in market analysis, notably on the cereals market. She also coordinates a project linking family farming with retailers

Project officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Pierre Ricau

Holder of a Master Degree in "Agricultural Development and Economic Policies" from the Institute of Development Studies (IEDES), Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and AgroParisTech. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis (especially cashew, sesame, shea, cocoa, hevea, corn, rice and onion), development of agro-food sectors, training engineering and consultancy on public agricultural/agro-industrial policies

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Country representative in Côte d'Ivoire

Benjamin Garnier

Agricultural Engineer, specialised in "quality of the environment and resources management", from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT). He brings his expertise in feasibility studies for investment funds, agricultural markets studies and analysis of value chains

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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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